GPCA PLASTICON

About PlastiCon

This year’s edition of GPCA Plasticon will focus on the changing regulatory environment and pressures on the plastics industry to adopt more sustainable practices that reduce plastic waste in landfills and the oceans and help realize the superior environmental benefits that plastics has to offer. Leading global FMCG brand owners such as Unilever and P&G have recently pledged to move fully to 100% recycled and recyclable packaging material in the coming years. It is important for the industry to join hands with brand owners in order to innovate solutions that greatly reduce the adverse environmental impacts of plastic waste.

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“PlastiCon is a high quality conference with exceptional speakers who bring thought challenging presentations and ideas for everyone...

Dr. Raed Al-Zubi
International President, SPE

“PlastiCon serves as a rock for GCC plastic converters in the waves of turbulent times.”

Ulrich Reiners
MD, Executive Packaging

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  • GCC REGION MUST EMBRACE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, LEVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES, SAY SPEAKERS DURING 9TH GPCA PL...
    14.03.2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th March 2018 –  The chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region must embrace the Circular Economy, which if correctly leveraged can generate hu...

  • GPCA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2018 PLASTICS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
    15.03.2018

    Award series recognizes best-practice contributions to the plastics industry in the Arabian Gulf   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2018 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and C...

  • GPCA to drive industry dialogue on circular economy and innovation this March
    14.02.2018

    9th GPCA PlastiCon and the 5th GPCA Research & Innovation Summit to take place on 11-13 March and 14-15 March 2018 respectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 February...

  • GCC plastics industry expected to grow to 34.5 million tons by 2022
    18.04.2017

    Future plastics capacity growth will be driven by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2 2017 – The GCC polymer industry is expected to reach 34.5 m...

  • 8th GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards open for entries
    12.11.2017

    Awards series recognizes best-practice contributions to the plastics industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, – Nominations can now be received for the 8th Gulf Petrochemicals and...

  • GPCA Announces Winners of Plastics Excellence Awards
    25.04.2017

    Awards series recognizes best-practice contributions to the plastics industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2017 – Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA)...

A few of our speakers

Ahmad Omar Abdulla

Ahmad Omar Abdulla

CEO, Borouge and Chairman, Plastics Committee, ...

Ahmed Omar Abdulla is the CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Limited (Borouge), a leading manufacturer of polyolefins based in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, since...

Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh

Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh

EVP – Petrochemicals, SABIC

Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh joined SABIC as Project Engineer, assuming his present position, EVP Petrochemicals, on Oct 15, 2016 following the amalgamation of ...

Javier Constante

Javier Constante

Commercial VP, Packaging and S... DOW Europe GmbH

Javier Constante is the EMEA Commercial VP for the Packaging and Specialty Plastics Business of The Dow Chemical Company. This international business gro...

David Lines

David Lines

Principal – Energy and Chemi... Nexant

David Lines holds the position of Principal, Energy and Chemicals Consulting – Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Nexant and has lectured and written ...

Roger Lee

Roger Lee

Managing Director, Tecnon OrbiChem

Roger joined Tecnon OrbiChem in 1988, since when he has worked as a consultant covering a wide range of products, principally in the polyester and interm...

Adrian Griffiths

Adrian Griffiths

Founder and CEO, Recycling Technologies Ltd

Adrian Griffiths is the founder and CEO of Recycling Technologies Ltd and is an enthusiastic supporter of the “waste to resource” transformation, with a ...

Wouter Boomsma

Wouter Boomsma

Group Executive Director, Cosmoplast

Wouter Boomsma is the Excutive Director for the Harwal Group and within Interplast Co mainly responsible for raw material selection, research and develop...

Eng. Othaiba Al Qaydi

Eng. Othaiba Al Qaydi

Assistant Expert in UAE Minist... U.A.E

Eng. Othaiba Al Qaydi is Assistant Expert in UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. With more than 13 years of professional experience. In her c...

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The 9th GPCA PlastiCon

2018 Plastics Excellence Awards

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Program Schedule

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration opens and welcome...

  • 09:00 09:50

    Session one: Keynote session

  • 09:00 09:10

    Opening remarks

    Ahmad Omar Abdulla

    CEO, Borouge and
    Chairman, Plastics Committee, ...

  • 09:10 09:30

    Keynote address: Plastics in a...

    Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh

    EVP – Petrochemicals,
    SABIC

  • 09:30 09:50

    Keynote address: Redefining pl...

    Javier Constante

    Commercial VP, Packaging and S...
    DOW Europe GmbH

  • 09:50 10:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 10:10 10:50

    Session two: International pol...

  • 10:10 10:30

    Preparing for regenerative fee...

    Paula Sanabria Luque

    Product Manager Circular Econo...
    Lyondell Basell

  • 10:30 11:00

    Circular economy – keep it s...

    Andreas Thuermer

    Head,
    CSB Technology Group

  • 11:00 11:15

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 11:15 11:40

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:40 12:20

    Session three: Creating an env...

  • 11:40 12:00

    Establishing the UAE plastic w...

    Eng. Othaiba Al Qaydi

    Assistant Expert in UAE Minist...
    U.A.E

  • 12:00 12:20

    Waste management in the GCC an...

  • 12:20 12:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 12:40 14:00

    Networking lunch

  • 14:00 15:20

    Session four :Global brand own...

  • 14:00 14:20

    Impact of disruptive technolog...

    Kris Barber

    CEO,
    DGRADE Ltd.

  • 14:20 14:40

    Bringing polymers to life

    Anil Jain

    MD & CEO,
    Time Technoplast Ltd

  • 14:40 15:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 19:00 22:00

    GPCA Plastics Excellence Award...

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration opens and welcome...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Opening address: Impact of a c...

    David Lines

    Principal – Energy and Chemi...
    Nexant

  • 09:20 10:40

    Session five: Leadership with ...

  • 09:40 10:00

    Excellence through innovation

    Adrian Griffiths

    Founder and CEO,
    Recycling Technologies Ltd

  • 10:00 10:20

    Twin approaches to environment...

    Roger Lee

    Managing Director,
    Tecnon OrbiChem

  • 10:20 10:40

    The plastic recycling market i...

    Wouter Boomsma

    Group Executive Director,
    Cosmoplast

  • 10:40 11:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 11:10 11:30

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:30 12:10

    Session six: Export opportunit...

  • 11:30 11:50

    Export opportunities in Africa...

    M’hamed Younes Lahlou

    President,
    YOMAR

  • 11:50 12:10

    Export opportunities in Asia

    Rakesh Singh

    Director Corporate Strategy an...
    Srithai Superware Public Co.,L...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 12:30 12:45

    Closing address

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

  • 12:45 14:00

    Networking lunch

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